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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Last Parent / Tot Swim Class

Monday the 9th, started Dave's week vacation from work and school. We just relaxed at the house all day to recover from the float trip and the late night. Kaitlynn had her last parent / tot swim class. Dave was unable to come because he started playing in a softball league through church. Before swim class, I talked with Kaitlynn's teacher Lauren about her older daughter. Class started and the kids worked on kicking, sang the Duck song, worked on swim stroke by reaching for a toy, sang the Popcorn song, worked on getting in and out of the pool, sang Wheels on the Bus and then went to the shallow water. I talked with Lauren some more about her older daughter and she mentioned that she babysits. We talked about Kaitlynn's turtle, dance class, level 1 swim class teachers and Flip and Dip class. Afterwards, Kaitlynn played with a little girl from her class named Jocelyn while I talked with her dad. Kaitlynn and I went to get a special treat from Fritz's after the pool closed!

I was kind of sad when we got home from swimming. Kaitlynn had such a great bond with Lauren. A bond that began instantly. It was so awesome to see her trust another adult like that. When we brought her to her first swim class, she was fearful of swimming pools and after the first class, her confidence had greatly increased. She was like a different child. She trusted Lauren from the beginning. It was awesome to see Kaitlynn blossom with another adult, to try things that she wouldn't do with us. I don't know if Kaitlynn will miss her, but I sure will. I will miss seeing Kaitlynn bond with this really great person / teacher. We were truly blessed to have such a wonderful teacher! We couldn't have asked for a better one. I hope that we will be able to stay in contact with Lauren. We will sure try.


  1. It's great when you're kids form a bond with someone, but so hard when you have to part. I suppose it's best to just focus on how lucky your daughter was to cross paths with their swim instructor. Hope the next swim experience is just as good!

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  9. my daughter had a bond like that with her first gymnastics coach. She was so adorable, made me so sad when she graduated to the next level and she didn't connect with her new coach the same way :(

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